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Painting a celebration – Danielle Hazell, England Cricketer

This is the finished painting… painted in oils on a 16″ x 12″ wooden panel.

I rarely do commissions these days. It’s a personal choice that I have wrestled with many times over the years. Basically I know enough about myself as an artist now to know how I tick and commissions make me tick alot, they cause me a great deal of stress and basically no pleasure from beginning to end. It is with a great deal of relief when the customer likes and wants the commission and I can finally ship it and get it out of my head.

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Painting Giveaway….. how did it go?

That’s for the World Cup – my painting giveaway why I did it, how I did it and would I do it again….

That’s for the World Cup

Giveaways are a big part of marketing. As an artist we are constantly under pressure to donate artwork, prints etc, offer discounts, free shipping and so on. It’s something that I have always avoided for two main reasons. Firstly I simply can’t afford it, I don’t earn enough from my artwork at this time to support myself and secondly I always think it devalues the artwork that my other collectors have paid full price for.

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Catch it! – original cricket drawing

My latest cricket drawing has a focus on the moment when the batsman knows he has clipped the ball, glancing behind in the hope that it goes to ground and not to hand.

a charcoal cricket drawing of a slip catch fielder about to catch the ball

The drawing started off with a preliminary sketch in my sketchbook.  Here I’m just making a loose sketch in watercolour to see how it works and to see if it will make a good finished piece…

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It had all the potential for the drama of the moment that I like to capture in my drawings so I went ahead and started a full drawing.  For my cricket drawings I work on Canson Mi Teintes pearl grey paper (the smooth side).  I take sheets of A3 and cut them down if I need to.  Here are progress shots of the piece…..

If you notice the original finished drawing actually had a bowler on it too.  I decided that the bowler brought nothing to the drama and I found his pose a distraction so erased him from the finished piece, working him into the background instead.  The finished piece can be purchased along with prints from my website shop here

Or by clicking on the image below…

a charcoal cricket drawing of a slip catch fielder about to catch the ball

That Taylor Catch -progress drawing

I’ve been working hard on this special drawing, working in charcoal here’s a couple of clips of the drawing so far.

 

 

 

 

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T20 Rocket – progress charcoal cricket drawing

This is mid progress, there is still alot of work to do.  Currently there is too much charcoal on the paper so the next major job is to do lots of blending to create mid tones, the face needs more work and then the wicket keeper – who will remain in shadow but still needs defining.

progress charcoal drawing of a cricket batsman hitting a six with the wicket keeper watching

Progress Drawing

Cricket sketch portrait drawing

James Taylor

In between commissions I’m practising my portrait skills with some quick pencil sketches.  The look on James Taylor’s face when he was dismissed in the recent Cape Town test between England and South Africa says it all.  I have deliberately left out lots of helmet detail to focus purely on the facial features

Cricket Drawing Prints – ‘The Final Wicket’ – the last wicket to fall in the Ashes 2015 Trent Bridge

The Final Wicket - watermarked (1 of 1)

Completed in charcoal with a little pastel for the ball, this is my original drawing.  I saw the reference photo for this final wicket falling in the Trent Bridge test of this year’s ashes and knew it would make a wonderful drawing.  Limited Edition prints are available, click on the drawing to be taken straight to my website shop or click here Buy Now

Please note that the watermark is not on any bought prints.